We Have a Right to Boycott Israel

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    • #8910
      N2Doc
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      A bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH), is quietly working to criminalize the boycotting of Israel.

      The bill, appropriately titled the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, establishescriminal and civil penalties of up to $1 million for American persons and companies who engage in actions “which have the effect of furthering or supporting . . . restrictive trade practices or boycotts fostered or imposed by any international governmental organization against Israel.” While it’s unclear how strictly the act would be enforced, it is clearly a gross infringement on free speech — targeting Americans who choose to exercise their First Amendment rights and engage in an organized boycott.

      The Senate measure was conceived after the United Nations Human Rights Council voted in 2016 to create a “blacklist” of companies that do business in Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Building on a 1979 law designed to counteract the Arab League’s boycott of Israel, the Cardin-Portman legislation would extend the existing prohibition to cover boycotts against Israel called for by international organizations like the United Nations and the European Union.

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      https://jacobinmag.com/2018/12/boycott-divestment-sanctions-movement-cardin-portman-bill/

    • #8932
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      course theyre political actions that support whatever actors the ruling class supports, then its all green lights)

      This is the worst things have ever been in my lifetime & I include the Red Scare.

      I cant use the f word in this post, either

    • #8934
      NV Wino
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      Absolutely ridiculous.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

    • #8974
      Punxsutawney
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      This is no different than it being a criminal act to criticize the government, a favorite of authoritarian rigimes everywhere. That a Democrat has his name attached to it tells me that the party deserves no respect from me.

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

    • #8975
      Punxsutawney
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      This is no different than it being a criminal act to criticize the government, a favorite of authoritarian regimes everywhere. That a Democrat has his name attached to it tells me that the party deserves no respect from me.

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

    • #8987
      Babel 17
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      The timing is off, they should have released it after Israel helped us bomb bad terrorists who are fighting our good ones. But that’s winding down, so they had to act now.

    • #9179
      sadoldgirl
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      In other words we can boycott our grape growers or Tomato

      “plantations” or any store like HobbyLobby, but we are not permitted

      to do the same against products from Israel? How can that law even

      be defended under such circumstances?

    • #9241
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Jump to searchRevisionist Maximalism was a short-term movement and Jewish fascist ideology which was part of the Brit HaBirionim faction of the Zionist Revisionist Movement (ZRM) created by Abba Ahimeir. Revisionist Maximalists strongly supported the Italian fascist regime of Benito Mussolini and wanted the creation of an Israel based on fascist principles. The Revisionist Maximalists became the largest faction in the ZRM in 1930 but collapsed in support in 1933 after Ahimeir’s controversial decision to support Nazi Germany due to its fascist and anti-communist stances, while opposing their antisemitic policies. After facing outrage, Ahimeir reversed his position shortly afterwards, with Revisionist Maximalists attacking German consulates, but support for Ahimeir did not recover and the Revisionist Maximalists collapsed until they were recreated in 1938 under new leadership.

      The label of “fascist” has nevertheless to be regarded with reserves because in that period as later it was used often abusively in the disputes between opposed political nonfascist fractions, as in the 1930s even the Social Democrat parties were accused by Stalin and the communists of being “fascists” or “social-fascists”. În the same way in Palestine Revisionist Zionists themselves were often qualified in the 1930s as “fascists” by the Labor Zionist leaders and the Revisionists attacked the social democratic dominated General Confederation of Labor (Histadrut) and Ben Gurion by using of terms like “Red Svastika” and comparisons with fascism and Hitler.[5][6] Also, not every territorial maximalistic revendications or paramilitary practices were in the modern history identical with fascist ideology, they could be also be found among communists, social democrats, or other kinds of nationalists.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revisionist_Maximalism

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      rudycantfail
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